September 30, 2023

The Maza cybercriminal forum has reportedly suffered a data breach leading to the leak of user information and its down which is online from 2003

Maza is a closed and heavily-restricted forum for Russian-speaking threat actors. The community has been connected to carding — the trafficking of stolen financial data and payment card information — and the discussion of topics including malware, exploits, spam, money laundering, and more.

Once the forum was compromised, the attackers who took the forum over posted a warning message claiming “Your data has been leaked / This forum has been hacked.”

Information including user IDs, usernames, email addresses, messenger app links — including Skype, MSN, and Aim — and passwords, both hashed and obfuscated — were included in the data leak.

During discussions concerning the breach, some users say they are intending to find another forum, whereas others claim the database leaked is old or “incomplete,”

Maza was previously hacked in 2011. Reports suggested at the time that the forum was compromised by a rival group, DirectConnection, and data belonging to over 2,000 users was leaked. Shortly after, DirectConnection was attacked in its turn.

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